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Ethics (PHIL 1171)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course teaches you to apply a range of multicultural ethical theories: Western, African, Asian, Native American, feminist, and ecological. You will learn to think critically about ethical questions and apply ethical theories to practical issues. You will be required to demonstrate increasing knowledge of these topics through writing and dialogue. You will be encouraged to integrate the course material with your current academic and personal interests.

Topical Outline:
1. Orientation to Ethics
2. Ethical Terms and Concepts
3. Role of Religion and Cultural Concepts
4. Ethical Theory Types, such as: Utility, Duty, Virtue, and Care
5. Expressions of Ethical Theories, such as: Ancient, Islamic, African, Asian, and Feminist

Learning Outcomes:
1. Articulate and evaluate major multicultural methods and ethical theories for making ethical decisions
2. Compare and contrast ethical decision-making systems and their conclusions
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how ethical questions and responses to them are embedded in larger cultural and historical contexts
4. Analyze ethical dilemmas and apply ethical theories in a thorough, logical manner
5. Evaluate their own lives and decisions in light of ethical theories

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052

  • Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility